Newbie here so bear with me ...
I own a Dell (ok ok, get the groans out now) and the C:\ failed on me due to bad sectors. Luckly, my warranty was still good so they were nice enough to send me a replacement drive. I also had a secondary D:\ in the previous system for data storage. When I installed Windows XP on the new drive, the old D:\ was not attached. Once I got the OS up and working, I shut the computer down, installed the old D:\ as the secondary drive (Drive 1). I cannot get windows to assign a drive path letter to the old D:\ althought it is detected by BIOS and in Disk Management. I even have the old 'failed' C:\ attached through a SATA/USB 2.0 enclosure being detected but again, no drive path letter is assigned. Any one got any ideas?
OS: Win XP w/up-to-date updates installed
HD type: SATA (so no issues with jumpers or slave settings; new drive is Drive 0)